This paper outlines the first phase of a comprehensive optimization study of the hull form of conventional Platform Supply Vessel. Using computational fluid dynamics software to test resistance on sixteen different hull form combinations at different speeds and trims, an analysis of different well known forms was performed. This comparison allowed the identification of the advantages of specific bow, stern and midbody forms over others in vessels of this type.
A step towards an optimum PSV hull form
Van Diepen, Peter, Titman, Ross A., and Mark Belko. "A step towards an optimum PSV hull form." Paper presented at the SNAME Maritime Convention and 5th World Maritime Technology Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, November 2015. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/WMTC-2015-033
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